Time Critical Removal Action at Property Number P0006

Summary

SCH Number
2020100484
Lead Agency
Toxic Substances Control, Department of (Department of Toxic Substances Control)
Document Title
Time Critical Removal Action at Property Number P0006
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
10/26/2020
Project Applicant
Department of Toxic Substances Control, Exide Cleanup

Document Description
Lead-impacted soil at the Property will be excavated to a maximum of 12 inches below ground surface (bgs). Approximately 211 cubic yards of contaminated soil will be excavated and transported to a permitted facility. Approximately 264 cubic yards of “clean” backfill will be transported to the site to replace the excavated contaminated soil. Interior cleaning for buildings adjacent to the excavation will be offered by California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) within 2 weeks after completion of exterior work on the property and will be scheduled by the property owner(s), in accordance with DTSC's Temporary Relocation and Compensation Implementation Plan. The Property is the area in front of Bell Library which is an open space that could be used by visitors at the facility. Approximately 84 children nine (9) years of age or younger and 135 adults (children older than 9 are counted as adults) are present on a daily basis. DTSC has determined that the presence of lead-impacted soil at the property presents a threat to the public health or welfare and the environment. Lead is a neurotoxin that accumulates both in soft tissues and the bones. DTSC has determined that a potential for complete exposure pathway for lead exists at the property. Persons at or in the vicinity of the property may ingest or inhale bare or manually disturbed soils containing elevated concentrations of lead. The group most at risk to lead-exposure related impacts are fetuses, infants, and children under age 7. DTSC, pursuant to regulatory authority granted under Health and Safety Code, Chapter 6.8, has evaluated and approved a Time Critical Removal Action (TCRA) to reduce the risk to public health and the environment from exposure to the lead-impacted soil. See NOE for full details.

Contact Information
Hortensia Muniz
DTSC Site Mitigation and Restoration
8800 Cal Center Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826

Phone : (916) 255-6632

Location

Cities
Bell
Counties
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
4411 Gage Avenue
Zip
90201

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Other
Type, Section or Code
Common Sense Exemption [14 CCR, Sec. 15061(b)(3)]
Reasons for Exemption
DTSC has determined with certainty that there is no possibility that the activities would result in "a substantial, or potentially substantial, adverse change in any of the physical conditions within the area affected by the project, including land, air, water, minerals, flora, fauna, ambient noise, and objects of historic or aesthetic significance." (14 CCR, Sec. 15382) DTSC has analyzed the environmental review documents for other similar cleanup activities, including the Interim Measures - Northern and Southern Assessment Areas and the Negative Declaration prepared in 2014 for those interim measures; the Addendum to the 2014 Negative Declaration, which was prepared in November 2015, as well as a July 17, 2017, Removal Action Plan (Cleanup Plan), Offsite Properties within the Exide Preliminary Investigation Area and Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to determine that there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment. The TCRA is an action to eliminate the direct contact threat associated with elevated levels of lead-impacted soils at the Property. The threat will be eliminated by excavation and offsite disposal.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020100484_P0006 TCRA Final NOE_2020   PDF 195 K

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